We’re printing full-colour T-shirts!

News from the Artik Toronto print shop! We’ve just purchased two awesome machines that will take our custom t-shirt printing to the next level. Meet the Direct to Garment (DTG) machine: With two new DTGs, the Artik print team are creating high quality, full colour tees that are soft, durable and they look incredible. Backstory: …

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How Artik came to be Named Artik

Custom t-shirts printed in Toronto at Artik

  What’s in a name? Why are we named Artik? This all goes back to 1985. Fresh out of York University and chose to make my own designs on T-shirts.  I then sold them to stores and in flea markets. Originally named the company ‘Winterfield Design’, honouring my Dad’s family name. The problem in those …

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Commercial animates T-shirts screen printed designs

Interesting use of screen printed T-shirts in an ad for AGF Investments a mainstream investor company for Canadian and international companies. The ad bridges several topical ideas. Old technology, natural resources, new technology, logistics and shipping, innovation, old world and new world, local Canadian investment, global investment and diversification.  AGF acts as the bridge between …

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Survival of the Fittest… How the YMCA stays alive in Toronto’s crowded gym market

Toronto's YMCA Sweat For Good Printed T-Shirts

Have you noticed cheap gyms like Planet Fitness and GoodLife keep opening new locations across Toronto? High-end gyms are doing well too, with sophisticated fitness clubs becoming a luxury trend.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Equinox (@equinox) on Feb 26, 2019 at 3:13pm PST ⬆ That’s a gym waiting …

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How to sell your art and merchandise at TCAF | From Comic Books to T-Shirts and Lapel Pins

Toronto Comic Arts Festival TCAF 2019

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) has become an incredible event drawing artists and crowds from across North America. Every May artists, publishers and writers come to Toronto to show off their latest work, take workshops and sell merchandise. Many thousands of visitors come to the free event to buy some sweet new comics, prints, …

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Instagram’s favourite patches

Order embroidered patches from downtown Toronto, Hyrule, The Shire, Mordor and even Hoth!

Three years ago, I got into designing and buying embroidered patches. I found @patchgame on Instagram and was inspired by the endless world of beautiful/weird/niche patches and lapel pins. Today I’ve collected my favourite pins shared by patchgame in the last few months.   View this post on Instagram   Patch by @halfstitchbitch A post shared by …

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